The Swamp

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Washington, D.C. is a beautiful city, at least on the surface. You might be surprised to learn that it was built on swamp land unsuitable for farming or much else. The layout for the city was done by Pierre L’Enfant, who left France to fight in the Revolutionary War. The L’enfant […]

Death, where is thy sting?

By Rosie Moore What do these people have in common?  Miguel Ferrer, Mary Tyler Moore, John Hurt,  Mike Conners, Barbara Hale, Bill Paxton, Chuck Berry, Don Rickles, Erin Moran, Roger Moore, Adam West, Martin Landau, Sam Shepherd, and most recently, Glen Campbell. This is a list of those who left us behind and died so […]

Car Singing

By Joe Rector I took grandson Madden home after a short visit with us. After a few hours of babysitting, I crawled back into my little Nissan Sentra for the return trip. Radio stations fade out quickly as I drive home on the interstate, so, I plugged in my iPod and have access to hundreds […]

Friendships Rekindled

By Ralphine Major It was 1973, and we were young.  With our waist-length dark hair, we looked like students.  We were.  But, we were also bridging the gap between student and employee.  It was in the work place that Linda and I first met. The Daniel & Duncan Law Firm was located in the Burwell […]

What is the Tennessee Code Annotated?

By Jed McKeehan The vast majority of laws that apply to individuals on a daily basis are state laws. Of course we have federal laws like the Constitution that establish many of our most important rights, but state laws generally govern our daily interactions. They govern what is considered a crime and how long a […]

Thank You Congressman Duncan

Thank You Congressman Duncan

By Steve Hunley Congressman John J. “Jimmy” Duncan has announced he will not be a candidate for reelection next year.  The people of Tennessee’s Second Congressional District owe Jimmy Duncan a debt of gratitude for a job well done.  Like his father before him, Duncan was never a publicity-seeker, which is saying something in this […]

Blueprints

By Dr. Jim Ferguson My daughter’s adopted home is Portland, Oregon and so I pay special attention to what goes on there. And Portland is again in the news. Portland is like Knoxville in a lot of ways, including being a haven for the homeless. However, Portland is a bigger city than Knoxville and like […]